Character Of The Week: Lull-carae- Just Another Day For Lullasy

This weeks decision for COTW was very tough. It was never in any doubt who would get the nod, but choosing which picture was the tricky part. Lull-carae has been on a role this week, posting 4 pictures this week that I could have done this post on, whether it be for reasons of lighting, posing, effects, symbolism, but in the end I decided to go with this one, because it just ties everything that I mentioned together very nicely. You have the dark and moody lighting (something which Lull has made somewhat of a trademark), the laid back pose (which is simple but I give props for actually making the arms/ under-arms work, which isn’t always as easy as you’d think), the tired expression, the discarded chains and shackles and the blood splattered bandages and scars that the character supports, it all tells a really interesting story just from this one picture. And that is never a bad thing.

Gallery: Lull-carae’s works

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Open Critique Day #18

Just to remind everyone, if this is to stay around, then everybody needs to contribute. I would like to keep this going past #2o!

As for how this goes, you post a work of yours, finished or WIP (aka work in process, for those who are new to abbreviations), and then others give you critiques on your work.  I do not mind if you post the occasional non-HM picture or piece of writing. Just make sure that you only post pictures that are your own design and not any that copyrighted or based off of copyrighted characters. 

Also, if you post a work, it is highly recommended that you also give someone else a critique.

Geek Quiz ♯16: Video Games II

So, as promised, here’s the sequel to last weeks video games quiz. Don’t worry, there’s not going to be a third instalment to the franchise, so you don’t have to worry about numerous disappointing endings or poor storyline tie-ups, I’m gonna quit while I’m ahead on this theme. Next week is going to be anime so you’d best brush up on that as well. And of course, if you have any suggestions for quiz themes, feel free to suggest them in the comments below.

As per usual, 10 questions with a total of 20 points to get. The answers will be below a jump from the post whilst on the main blog page, so if you don’t want to be spoiled, take a look at the questions on the blog first. And obviously Don’t Post Answers In The Comments.

1. What was the name of the human prince who became the Lich King in World of Warcraft? (1)

2. Name all of the characters included in the original Super Smash Bros. game; Super Smash Bros. 64 (1 point for each 4 correct answers. 12 answers total= 4 points)

3. Which of these characters does not appear in Final Fantasy VII? (1)

a) Aeris Gainsborough           b) Barret Wallace

c)  Locke Cole                            d) Zack Fair

4. Which of these heroes is not a playable character in the first Marvel vs. Capcom game? (1)

a) Captain America          b) Thor

c) Hulk                                  d) Wolverine

Bonus: Who is the final boss of the game? (1)

5. What year does the original Fallout game take place in? (1)

6. Who is the leader of the group of Disney villains in Kingdom Hearts? (1)

7. Which of these characters did not debut in the second game in the Spyro The Dragon series; Gateway To Glimmer? (1)

a) Bianca                         b) Hunter The Cheetah

c) Moneybags              d) Elora

Bonus: Who on that list makes the least amount of appearances in the series? (1)

8. How many playable characters are there in Injustice: Gods Among Us? [not including downloadable content, Ultimate edition additions or iOS/ android exclusive characters] (1)

Bonus: Which founder member of the Justice League is downloadable content/ Ultimate edition exclusive? (1)

9. What is the name of the Sith Lord who acts as the main antagonist in Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic? (1)

10. What are the top 5 best selling console games (not including Mobile or PC exclusive games) (5)

Answers below the jump. Press A to enter.

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Kaldath’s Caption Contest #61

IT’S BACK!! That’s right folks it is the return of our weekly caption contest and this week I want your best dialogue for the following image:
Spider Gewen 1


The normal rules apply, which are: You are limited to Three (3) entries which are due by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on Tuesday March 24th. Of course I as always expect you to keep your entries no worse than PG-13 in nature and that you follow all the normal rules of the forum when writing your caption for the above image. That being said I wish you all Good luck!

Gallery Grabs: CantDraw

While I’m waiting for a few people to get back to me on the PUP: Redux front, I thought I’d do something new. The idea is, I’m gonna randomly go through somebody’s gallery on the forums and pick out my favourite pictures of theirs and talk about them, sort of like Character Of The Week, but for a whole gallery. This week, I’m picking on CantDraw.

Tell me what you think of the idea in the comments and, if you guys like the idea, I’ll bring more. Not telling who I’ll pick though. That ruins the fun.

Awesome Art After The Jump

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Character Design Contest ♯113- Getting Clerical

So, last week we did a nice and offensive RPG class, so this week lets take a step back and take on more of a support role shall we.  This weeks contest will see you take on the role of the Cleric, the healer of the group and general man of faith. Now, this class isn’t as varied as the Mage or Fighter classes, but basically what you are looking for is a medic that heals using faith in some sort of god, so it doesn’t have to be a Monk or Priest per say, Witch-Doctors and the like also count. It’ll be interesting to see what participation is like on this one.

As per usual, no limits on entries this week and the contest will close at midnight Saturday (blog time). Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges that I am hosting: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warnings. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

Character Design Contest ♯112 (Be A Pal-adin) Poll

Mod Note Please Read:

Now, before anyone votes I would like to make this clear, yes it does say Paladin in the contest title, but this contest is about designing the best character in any of the Fantasy RPG fighter/ warrior class staples, so knights, paladins, barbarians etc. So you don’t have to worry about “is this really a Paladin or not?” just vote for your favourite… if you can choose that is.

Character Design Contest ♯111 (A-Mage-ing) Winner

I have to say, the quality of the entries for this contest was superb (and the same also applies to the current contest, but that’s off topic) and the poll just proves it. It wasn’t a run away contest, it was closer between the top 3 than in some contests  gold and silver medal positions, but the winner still won by a decent margin (13 points I believe). And that winner is Blunt Object for his Tempest. Congrats  Blunt Object and well done to everyone else who entered, as I said, the quality in this contest was amazing.

111 Blunt Object- Tempest

Did he just make the 90’s make sense???


Work in Progress – Cover Art

Hi all, I just wanted to pop in briefly to share some artwork from a cover I’m designing for an upcoming superhero anthology. Hope you’re all having fun creating!